Over the years, we’ve had some great reviews from people who visited Fiddler’s Bay. We particularly like this one, but you can find more on our page on Home and Away
We had a fabulous Autumn break at Fiddler’s Bay with our adult children. 7 of us stayed and there was plenty of room, although only 3 bedrooms (owners very flexible about setting up spare bed wherever suits so our eldest slept by the log fire!).
This has got to be one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in (and there have been many). It feels like a very loved home and not the usual soulless dwelling that self catering rentals can be. It is obviously used by the Mackay family and so is very well equipped and every need is catered for.
As this was November we were delighted with how well heated the bungalow is despite it’s large size and were especially impressed that it has it’s own hydroelectric supply so the electric meter hardly moved!
The huge sitting/dining room with it’s beautiful 70’s decor was a delight with view of water on 3 sides from the picture windows and surrounded by colourful deciduous trees with lots of birds to watch. Then there’s the unobstructed view of Loch Tay itself right in front of the window with sight of Ben Glas and Ben Lawers (which obliged us with a picturesque dusting of snow). It was wonderful to watch the changing moods of the landscape in all weathers with frequent rainbows to top it off!
Killin is near enough to nip to by car for a pint of milk (it has a well stocked Co-op) but far enough for this to feel like a peaceful remote spot. The Sustrans cycle route along the south shore of Loch Tay passes by the garden gate and there is a slipway into the Loch if you want to travel by canoe.
There are a couple of long walks from the house (but you need to negotiate fences if you want to scramble uphill to the Rob Roy Way) and innumerable hiking opportunities a short drive away. In summer there are lots of outdoor activities organised locally (these stop at the end of October).
All in all this is the perfect getaway for people who love the great outdoors or for less mobile folk who might want somewhere beautiful to sit and watch the scenery and wildlife (also ideal for artists because of the huge north facing windows).
Jean and Reay are friendly, helpful hosts and we would love to come back one day soon.
We stayed in August at the holiday home ‘Fiddlers Bay’ we had a great time.
Views were certainly as good as they look in the photos!
My mother was particular pleased with how accessible everything was as she finds walking awkward at best and the kids enjoyed beating grandad at snooker.
We were all surprised at the amount of things available to do in the surrounding area in good or bad weather!
Highland games were a highlight at Killin, as was the Blazing Fiddles concert at the town hall.
It was nice how welcome all the locals make you feel.
No doubts we will be in touch in the future,
thanks again, Simon and family.